''Impact Zone Wrestling'' on 1/5, CZW '07 Awards, SAW, IWF, and EPW Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Monday, December 31, 2007 at 5:36 PM EST
Greg DeMarco sent this in:
Impact Zone Wrestling Supershow on January 5th featuring the IZW/NWA-Arizona Tag Team Championship Unification match
"602 Wrecking Crew" Vs "Native Blood"
Although greatness is easy to identify by past accomplishments, it is impossible to pinpoint while on the rise. In essence, the question could be as whether someone is born with greatness in their nature, or if greatness follows success like a shadow after years of well-nurtured talent. While the tag team championships of Impact Zone Wrestling and Rising Phoenix Wrestling represent the greatest teams in Arizona, the two best teams today are a complete contrast of greatness.
On the one side, the IZW Tag Team champions The 602 Wrecking Crew--Jacob "The Riot" Herzberg & "The Irish Hand Grenade" Marty Murphy--started their careers with IZW in March 2007. Both men proved that they were ahead of the curve, taking to the wrestling ring so unnaturally easy that it appeared to be in their very nature. Within months, they had faced all the top stars with victories over G. Q. Gallo, Hollywood Yates, Peter Goodman, and others to their credit.
As the fans watched from ringside, they knew championship gold was only a matter of time for each man, and on December 4, 2007, both men reached their first title benchmark when they dethroned Native Blood for the IZW Tag Team championships. Although the victory itself was controversial, the team was convinced the belts were well-deserved.
On the other side, the legendary team of Navajo Warrior & "Ghostwalker" G. Q. Gallo, collectively known as Native Blood. Although both naturally gifted in the ring, each man represents more than a decade of experience, marked by endless trials & tribulations. Their success is the result of incessant persistency, of turning failures into triumphs, and of keeping their memories of past lessons fresh in their present mindset.
While both men are considered greats today, neither was heralded as greatness personified in his rookie year. Their greatness was nurtured by the painstaking care each man put into his career, his opportunities, and his future. As a result, they make difficult tasks looks deceptively easy, such as when they trampled Mucha Lucha for the IZW Tag Team championship simply because Mucha Lucha was intimidated forthright by their status as the greatest team in Arizona wrestling.
If greatness is a trait of someone's nature, then the champions could likely add a second tag team championship to their resume before the end of their rookie years. But if greatness must be nurtured, then the 602 Wrecking Crew is poised to learn an unforgettable lesson which, if applied for the rest of their careers, could lead them to becoming one of the greatest teams in Arizona history several years from now.
Along with the IZW Tag Team Championship, the vacant NWA-Arizona Tag Team Championship will be awarded to the team who wins this encounter. Vacating the titles was forced after Brandon Nitro refused to bring his championship belt to Arizona, preventing him and partner Johnny Dynamite, collectively known as TNT, from being a part of this history making match.
Also on the card:
IZW/RPW Title Unification Match
IZW World Heavyweight Champion "Hawaiian Lion" John Williams Vs RPW NWA-Arizona Heavyweight Champion "XXX" Lawrence Tyler
Impact Zone Wrestling Invitational Tournament Finals
"Feature Presentation" Jay Garland Vs "New York Giant" AJ Summers Vs Antonio Mestre
Mask Vs Mask (loser must unmask)
Mucha Reigns w/Beaver Las Vegas Vs Lucha Reigns
Rising Phoenix Wrestling's Two Most Popular Superstars Collide
Country Bear Vs Johnny Dynamite
Plus more matches yet to be signed!!!
And don't miss a special stunt performed by IZW's resident daredevil "Fearless" Jack Bull, and the return of TNA's RelliK "REDRUM". It all goes down this Saturday, January 5th at the Braodway Recreation Center in Mesa, Arizona. For more information, please visit http://www.impactzonewrestling.com, and while you're there, be sure to watch the latest episode of IZW Impulse!
Ben Kerin sent this in:
Official CZW 2007 End of Year Award Results.
As chosen by official CZW Forummembers!
OFFICIAL SITE: Source: CZWrestling.com
2007 CZW Wrestler of the Year: Drake Younger with 53.16% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Match of the Year: Eddie Kingston Vs. Chris Hero (Out With the Old, In With the New) with 42.19% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Deathmatch of the Year: Zandig Vs. Necro Butcher (TOD6) with 42.47% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Tag Team of the Year: Tough Crazy Bastards (Necro Butcher & Toby Klein) with 34.85% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Best Mic Work of the Year: "Halfbreed" Billy Gram with 36.23% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Most Hated Superstar (Heel) of the Year: Maven Bentley with 41.89% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Show of the Year: Cage of Death IX with 55.07% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Return of the Year: Nick Gage with 38.46% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Feud of the Year: CZW vs. MBA with 47.89% of the Vote.
2007 CZW Newcomer of the Year: Scotty Vortekz with 36.23% of the Vote
We would like to congratulate the winners and especially all the CZW fans who took part in the polls over the course of the past month. Your participation is appreciated and you are the true voice of CZW. Enjoy the remaining 24 hours of 2007 and bring in 2008 with a bang!
Happy New Year,
Larry Goodman sent this in:
Southern All Star Wrestling
Airdate December 22, 2007
Taped November 30, 2007 at the SAW Arena in Millersville, Tn
LAST WEEK…Mason Raige defeated Rig Brown with the Rack of Raige…Gary Valiant was “astin” Hammerjack for a match in Columbia…Lennox Lightfoot upset Kory Williams but Homicidal Tendencies then mocked his Indian heritage by painting his face with make up…Arrick Andrews overcame Paul Adams’ interference to pin Nore Havoc with the Dragon’s Curse and win the SAW Television Title Tournament.
Cut to Jack Johnson and Hot Rod Biggs at ringside with Andrews and 2/3 of the SAW BOD, Freddie Morton and Mike Sircy. Morton pimped for the Christmas Night show in Columbia with James Storm on the card along with all the stars from SAW (The promotion’s first attempt at running a show away from their home base). They were joined by Adams and Havoc. Sircy made a point of congratulating Andrews. Adams demanded a TV Title rematch for today. Sircy said that ain’t happening. “We do different business here in SAW.” Sircy said the BOD had decided that each week, a name would be drawn out of the hat to determine the number one contender and Andrews would defend his title. Adams said luck was on his side.
You know, I won an autographed Bucky Dent lithograph when he was in the third grade at Immaculate Conception School Penny Social, and in fourth grade, I won a Tonka truck with all kinds of barnyard animals in it, Sircy. I’ve been lucky all of my life.
Sircy asked Adams if that’s how he won the tickets to the Hanna Montana concert, but he fumbled the line. Sircy drew the name of A. M. Vision out of the hat. Adams said it was rigged but he felt pretty luck about next week.
SAW starts NOW!
(1) Arrick Andrews defeated A. M. Vision in his first defense of the SAW Television Title in 4:40. As Andrew and Vision locked up in a test of strength, Biggs said the names-in-the-hat gimmick smelled like a conspiracy cooked up by the BOD. Johnson swore it was legit. Andrews hit a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Biggs did the hard sell for Christmas night in Columbia. Andrews continued to dominate until missing huge on a guillotine legdrop. Vision tied Andrews up in the ropes and gave him a beating. Vision was looking for a back bodydrop when Andrews reversed him with a backslide for the three count.
At the desk, Vision said that was two in a row, and it didn’t happen often, so Andrews should enjoy it while it lasted. Vision challenged Andrews to a 2 out of 3 falls match on Christmas night in Columbia at the National Guard Armory.
“New Year’s 2000 and Hate” on January 4 at the SAW Arena in Millersville: “Boogie Woogie Boy” Gary Valiant vs. Hammerjack in a cage, former WWE superstar “Ugene” Nick Dinsmore.
(2) Damian Adams beat Big Rig Brown in 4:40. Big babyface pop for Adams. The commentary made a deal out of Adams working Puerto Rico. Brown ran away from Adams bicycle kick. Brown did comedy bumps. He took a face first Flair. After 10 shots into the top turnbuckle, Brown added two more unassisted shots that Biggs attributed to “the momentum.” Brown dropped an elbow to the base of the neck and did a Fargo strut. Brown got serious with a sweet leg lariat for a near fall. Brown hit a textbook vertical suplex and set up for a superkick. Adams dodged it. Moments later, it was lights out with the bicycle kick.
NWA Top Rope returns to Lebanon at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on January 5 with Ugene vs. Kid Kash, Homicidal Tendencies vs. the Bomb Squad in a Tennessee Street Fight (fan brings the weapons), Boogie Woogie Boy (with Miss Boogie) vs. Hammerjack.
(3) Indian Nation (Lennox Lightfoot & Indian Outlaw) vs. Homicidal Tendencies (Kory Williams & Vic the Bruiser) ended as a double pin with the titles held up (10:40). Tendencies had feathers from Lightfoot’s head dress stuck in their dorags. Indian Nation hit the ring with fire in their eyes and laid a beating on Tendencies, who wanted out. Tendencies started walking towards the curtain, but Morton came out to block their path. It got physical to the point Morton picked up a chair to drive Tendencies back to the ring. Nation handed Tendencies their collective asses for the first five minutes. Tendencies got heat on Lightfoot and kept referee Ricky Bell out of position every time Lightfoot got a hope spot. They duped Outlaw and made the no tag switch. Williams jabbed a feather into Lightfoot’s eye. Williams applied his version of the Indian Deathlock and gave Lightfoot the Pork Chops. Hot tag and Tendencies were bouncing around for Outlaw. Bell got bumped and Senior Official Kurt Herron ran out to check on him. Finish saw Williams pin Lightfoot with a neckbreaker, while Outlaw simultaneously pinned Vic with a chokeslam. Bell raised Outlaw’s hand. Herron raised Williams’ hand. Tendencies left with the belts. Morton tried to sort out the “mass chaos.”
Things are just nuts here, Jack…The holidays drive you crazy, and this is proof positive.
Depression sets in sometimes sure, Hot Rod, but we can talk about that later in private.
Valiant was once again Biggs’ guest in the Shop Talk segment. Biggs asked Valiant if he was going to accept Hammerjack’s challenge for a chain match. Boogie asked Biggs if had ever seen Valiant back down from anybody or anything. “Hammerjack, I accept your challenge. Come Christmas night, Boogie is going to drag you from pillar to post.”
Morton said they would settle the confusion surrounding the tag team situation at Christmas Clash – winner takes all.
(4) Ric Santel beat Hammerjack (with Charming Charles) when Hammerjack was DQed at 7:01 for using the piledriver. Biggs said after what they had done to Boogie, he was distancing himself anyway possible from Hammerjack and Charles. Santel took control with a tight side headlock. When Santel opened up on offense, Charles jumped up on the apron to distract. Santel ducked and Hammerjack almost nailed Charles. Santel cinched in the side headlock. The good times came to an abrupt halt, as Hammerjack flung Santel into the corner by the throat and leveled him with a clothesline. Biggs admitted to using some pretty despicable tactics himself, but you had to draw the line between the competition that exists in wrestling and the hatred between Valiant and Hammerjack. Hammerjack cut off a rally with a poke to the eyes and hit a quick sideslam for a near fall. Some wicked brawling left Santel down and almost out. Hammerjack with a kneelift and a lazy cover for two. Biggs said Valiant was going to get his hands on Charles to give him what was coming to him. Hammerjack hit a Michinoku driver for another two count. Johnson said Charles was one of those guys that could go through life getting away with evil. “It makes you question things.” Biggs said Ebenezer Scrooge couldn’t hold a candle to those guys. Santel made the big comeback and hit a impressive T-bone suplex, but Hammerjack rolled a shoulder. Charles hooked Santel’s leg with the cane to distract. Hammerjack hit the piledriver for the DQ. Hammerjack and Charles glared at Biggs from the ring.
Charles cut a promo for the chain match again referencing the Dickens classic. He said Valiant was going out of the Armory in a body bag.
Hammerjack accused Biggs of dogging him. Biggs said he was just saying what was right. Hammerjack slapped him. Biggs took his jacket off. Johnson reminded Biggs that he was on an announcer’s contract. Hammerjack jumped him from behind, bashed his head into the desk, and raked his forehead with the chain. Biggs was busted open. “Oh my God, they’ve tore him all to pieces. This is crazyness.” Hammerjack dragged Biggs into the ring and continued to beat on him. Biggs was a quivering mess with the blood splattering all over his white dress shirt. Hammerjack had Biggs set up for the dreaded piledriver when Valiant made the save.
Charles got on the mic. “Christmas night, Gary Valiant. Jingle bells all the way, pal!” Hammerjack promised to end Valiant’s career right there in Columbia.
Cut to the ring, where Valiant was begging for help and Biggs was unconscious with his head resting on the bottom rope.
It’s a bloody mess all around this area. We need a Haz Mat team to clean this place up…That is why you have to think twice about every confronting wrestlers. It’s not stuff for kids…Look at that. Hot Rod Biggs. Hot Rod Biggs busted wide open.
CLOSING THOUGHTS: Pretty compelling stuff as a go-home show for Christmas night in Columbia. They built up three matches and capped off the main event build with the huge blood angle at the end. The ironic thing is that despite the great promos, Morton didn’t have Charles booked for Columbia, and he ended up parting ways with SAW under less than friendly circumstances. Adams took credit for scripting Charles’ promos and also took the blame for doing so, knowing that Charles wasn’t booked. Adams said he figured Charles and Morton would work things out and Charles would be added. In any case, Christmas Clash was a success as they drew almost 300 paid, the biggest crowd in Columbia in quite some time. This show was all story. Biggs was strong in his role, constantly adding fuel to fire in growing hatred of Hammerjack. He looked like he was ready to die in the ring at the end. As is obvious from all the quotes, I enjoy Johnson’s work. I dreamt that Bert Prentice and Joe Pedicino took over as the SAW announce team and woke up in a cold sweat. There was no good wrestling to speak of, although I did enjoy Hammerjack’s brawling. The match that had potential (Andrews/Vision) only got five minutes, while Tendencies/Nation got double that amount to expose just how green the Indians (cough) are. Adams came across as the most natural and most over babyface they have. I’m assuming they can’t really push him due to limited availability. I agree with TVD that they can do something with Brown. He showed that he has some skills to go with the comedy, but the truck driver gimmick leaves me cold. The opening segment was hilarious. While drawing the number one contenders out of a hat does get Andrews over as a champion that will take on all comers, it’s hard to figure why a BOD would endorse that method. But hey, it’s pro wrestling and the story with Havoc looks like fun.
IWF sent this in:
Independent Wrestling Federation
IWF Holiday Havoc Weekend Day 1
Friday, December 28, 2007 @ West Paterson, NJ:
1. Mike Jenkins defeated Travis Blake.
2. Bryan Harley defeated Biggie Biggs.
3. IWF Junior Heavyweight Champion Chris Steeler defeated Jana to retain the title.
4. IWF Tag Team Champions Justin Corino & Frank Scoleri defeated Kevin Knight & Dangerous Dan McGuire to retain the titles.
5. Franciz defeated Kareem West.
6. Evan Schwartz defeated Jason Roberts w/ Kristina.
7. IWF Heavyweight Champion Tony Torres defeated BoneCrusher Fred Sampson by DQ to retain the title.
IWF Holiday Havoc Weekend Day 2
Saturday, December 29, 2007 @ West Paterson, NJ
1. Frank Scoleri defeated Dan Marques.
2. IWF Junior Heavyweight Champion Chris Steeler defeated Mike Jenkins to retain the title.
3. Biggie Biggs & Jason Roberts w/ Kristina defeated Bryan Harley & Evan Schwartz.
4. IWF American Title Match Kevin Knight wrestled BoneCrusher Fred Sampson to a Double DQ.
5. Justin Corino defeated Dangerous Dan McGuire.
6. Tony Torres & Antonio Rivera defeated Franciz & Travis Blake.
Independent Wrestling Federation
Winter Warfare Weekend
Saturday, January 19, 2008, 7:30 pm
& Sunday, January 20, 2008, 4:00 pm
@ IWF Centre, 32 Willow Way, West Paterson, NJ
IWF Heavyweight Champion Tony Torres, IWF American Champion Kevin Knight, IWF Tag Team Champions Justin Corino & Frank Scoleri, IWF Junior Champion Chris Steeler, BoneCrusher Fred Sampson, Travis Blake, Franciz, Commissioner Rich Ross, Biggie Biggs, Dangerous Dan McGuire, Antonio Rivera, Bryan Harley, Jana, Evan Schwartz, Jason Roberts, Dan Marques, Kareem West, Mike Jenkins, Kristina, Matt Bennett, Barry Delaney & more.
For info visit http://www.WrestlingIWF.com.
Bradley Grover sent this in:
First the schedule, then the info:
1/12/08-American Legion Hall-White River Junction, VT-7PM belltime
1/25/08-Town Hall-Plainfield, CT-7:30PM belltime
2/9/08-Westerly Armory-Westerly, RI-7PM belltime
Update: Due to scheduling conflicts, the EPW White River Rumble has been moved from 1/12/08 to 2/29/08.
Info source: http://www.epwwrestling.com
American Legion Hall - White River Junction, VT
EPW debuts Rumble Tour in White River Junction on January 12.
EPW returns to the White River Junction, VT American Legion Hall on Saturday, January 12 with a bell time of 7:00pm.
The Main Event will be a special 30-man over the top rope White River Rumble. This match, identical to the WWE's Royal Rumble, will feature 2 competitors starting in the ring and then another coming in in 2-minute intervals. The match continues until all 30 wrestlers have appeared and their is one man standing.
The Rumble match will also feature several stars from Tri-State Wrestling out of Rutland, VT. TSW will have important things to say and do to make sure they stand tall on EPW soil. Stay tuned.
Also, Chunky But Funky will take on The Winter Hill Gang for the tag team titles. In singles action last time, Dancin' DJ managed to keep the titles away from the WHG, but can they do it again?
We'll also see for the EPW Heavyweight Championship, "Brutal" Bob Evans take on Rocco Abruzzi. Evans came off a disputed win against Dan Freitas last time, and Abruzzi is on fire, having taken EPW TV Champ Christian Angers to the mat several times in time-limit draws. Has Evans time run out? Could Abruzzi be the unexpected champ? Time will tell.
Tickets are $15 Ringside, $12 General Admission. Group rates are available as 4 Ringside Tickets are $50 and 4 Gen. Adm. Tickets are $40.
EPW Returns to Plainfield with THE RINGSIDE RUMBLE!!!
Eastern Pro Wrestling hits Plainfield, CT Town Hall hard on Friday January 25, with a homecoming, broken tables, and a 30 - man wrestling war!
The Main Event is The Ringside Rumble, a 30-man over the top rope battle royal where 2 men start and one man comes in in 2 minute intervals until there is only one wrestler standing. Several stars from all over New England are headed in to see if they can earn a shot at the EPW Championship.
That same championship is in doubt as "Brutal" Bob Evans defends against "Golden Greek" Alex Arion. After a classic 2 out of 3 falls bout in Stoneham, MA that left nothing settled, these 2 longtime rivals are ready to ramp it up again in Plainfield. Arion has defeated Evans for championships before: Could it happen again?
In a Chokeslam Through a Table Match, "Trouble Walkin" Thom Kane will battle "Egomaniac" Jonny Idol. Idol won a disputed Chokeslam Match last month, so EPW Vice President Ricky Vazquez has ordered that one man must chokeslam the other through a table to win.
Also, there will be a #1 contender's tag team match as The Winter Hill Gang will battle Ray Diamond and Rocco Abruzzi.
In a special challenge match, Owen Graichen will take on Griswold's own Josh Roode, who is making his EPW debut on January 25.
Several more matches will be announced soon. Tickets are $15 Ringside, $12 General Admission. EPW is also debuting our new FAMILY FOUR PACK where you can get 4 general admission tickets, 4 sodas, and 4 bags of chips for only $44! That's a savings of $8!
EPW Presents the Rhode Island Rumble!!!
The Rhode Island Rumble - 30 man over the top rope mayhem
EPW Heayvweight Championship
"Brutal" Bob Evans defends vs. Westerly's Own Owen Graichen
EPW TV Title
Steve "The Turtle" Weiner has issued a challenge to "Bad Karma" Christian Angers. Will Angers accept?
7 Big matches in all!
Tickets - $15 Ringside, $12 General Admission.